West Chop story map launches

Tisbury select board members look at a proposed story map of West Chop. -Rich Saltzberg

The Tisbury select board, in its first in person meeting since the start of the pandemic, voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize the open space and recreation committee to post a West Chop story map. Committee member Gerard Hokanson described the map as walking routes with points of interest and historical background that can be accessed digitally. 

“This whole walking route is 4.5 miles,” Hokanson said. Committee member Cheryl Doble described the route as part of the open space and recreation plan. 

Hokanson said the committee has been working with Sheriff’s Meadow to create a link for routes to go on Sheriff Meadow’s Trails MV app. 

Doble and Hokanson gave the board a slideshow presentation of points of interest along the route including Owen Park, the Unitarian Church, Grove Avenue Beach, West Chop Woods and West Chop Overlook.

In other business, town administrator Jay Grande told the board that Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) work on Beach Road will end for the season June 17.

“That’s a week earlier than what they originally proposed.” Grande said. 

The project will start up again after Labor Day, Grande said. “We believe that would be around September 13,” he said.